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Our Team

Staff Directory

Front Desk: Susan Rivenbark, 772-6900,

Assistant to the DA: Samantha Dooies, 772-6934,

Assistant District Attorneys  


First Assistant District Attorney: Barrett Terrell,

  Assistant: Christine Shuler, 772-6908,


District Court Team:

Ctrm. 200 (County cases): Felicia Corsaro,

  Assistant: Zack Penny, 772-6936,

Ctrm. 317 (City cases): David Joyner,

  Assistant: Clint Turnbloom, 772-6937,

Felony District Court Team (Ctrm. 302): Alexandria Palombo,

  Assistants: Susan Boles, 772-6911, 

                  Quanda Hudson-Purnsley, 772-6940,

                  Amanda Liebowitz, 772-6914,


Drugs, Gangs & Guns Team:

Brad Matthews,

  Assistants: Jake Newell, 772-6903, (trials)

                  Caroline Scorza, 772-6913,

Sean Spiering,    

  Assistant: Patty Swank, 772-6909, 

Michael Chaney,

  Assistant: Jake Newell, 772-6903,  

Murphy Averitt, 

  Assistant: Jake Newell, 772-6903,

Dru Lewis,

  Assistant: Camille Olson, 772-6905,

Drug Dispositions: 


Family Violence Team:

Lance Oehrlein,

  Assistant: Christine Shuler, 772-6908,

Hannah McGee,

  Assistant: Emily Lankler, 772-6907,

Felony Motor Vehicle Team:

Kristi Severo,

  Assistant: Judy Landolfi, 772-6948,

Ashton Herring,

  Assistant: Judy Landolfi, 772-6948,

Financial Crimes Team:

Janelle Cline,

  Assistant: Evelyn Bryant, 772-6949,


Juvenile Court Team:

Ashton Herring,

  Assistant: Jake Newell, 772-6903, 

Misdemeanor Appeals Team:

Ashton Herring, 

  Assistant: Heidi Brown, 772-6939,

Pender County Team

Jason Smith, Superior Court Felonies & Drugs,

  Assistant: Victoria Kealon, 663-3954,

Jerry Hannant, District Court,

  Assistant: Victoria Kealon, 663-3954,

Amy White, Felony District Court, 

  Assistant: Elizabeth Buttrey, 663-3949,

Rosetta Royster, Juvenile, 

Probation, Hospital Cases, Malicious Conduct & First Appearances Team:

Rosetta Royster, 

  Assistant: Emily Lankler, 772-6907,

Property Crimes Team:​

Christa Lawler,

  Assistant: Camille Olson, 772-6905,

Rebecca Donaldson,

  Assistant: Grace Gibbons, 772-6902,

Violent Crime Team

Doug Carriker,

  Assistant: Evelyn Bryant, 772-6949,

Connie Jordan,

  Assistant: Courtney Last, 772-6910,

Dru Lewis,

  Assistant: Camille Olson, 772-6905,

Barrett Terrell,

  Assistant: Christine Shuler, 772-6908,

Support Staff 


Heidi Brown, Discovery Intake, 772-6939,

Stacy Haines, Docket Manager, 772-6904,

J. W. Hedge, Homicide Investigator, 772-6931,

LaTanya Howard, Intake Manager & First Appearances, 772-6912,

Clint Turnbloom, Extradition Coordinator, 772-6937,

Law Enforcement Liaisons

Family Violence Unit Liaisons:

  Det. C. Moore-Johnson, NHSO, 798-4310  

  Det. G. Jones, NHSO, 798-4308 

  Det. H. Wooddell, WPD, 443-0473


Wilmington Police Department Liaisons: 

  R. Pearce, 772-6932 

  S. Chestnutt, 341-0178


NHC Sheriff's Office Liaisons: 

  S. McKoy, 772-6933 

  M. Crane, 274-9183 


POTTER is our facility dog. He came to us in the fall of 2017 after extensive training from paws4people. He helps to comfort victims, goes to community events, and brings a smile to everyone who visits our office. He spends most of his day looking for treats.

Join Our Team!


All available staff positions will be posted on the NC Government Human Resources website


The DA's Office hosts undergraduate interns during the fall and spring semesters and hosts undergraduate and law school students during the summer. Students are placed in both New Hanover and Pender County. Interns must be current students and undergraduate students must be registered for course credit (credit is optional for law students). Law student internships are for the duration of the summer and the office requires students to complete a minimum of 40 hours per week.


We have completed intern recruitment through Fall 2023; please check back for Spring 2024 info.


Samantha Dooies - undergraduate interns

Hannah McGee - law school interns

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